Now that summer is ending it’s time to find out how to protect your skin from sun damage.

A new season is coming. The hottest time of the year is almost over. During these last months, we usually neglect our skin and forget that with higher temperatures and more sun exposure the risks increase.

The skin is the largest organ in our body and acts as a protective barrier. So if this skin barrier is dehydrated, eczemas begin to appear and cracks lead to the loss of the skin’s prime function.

So, let’s talk about what you can do to keep your skin healthy after a long summer! Keep scrolling…

1) Drink lots of water

You may already imagine that a healthy-skin doesn’t depend solely on external efforts. So, hydrating it from the inside out is critical! That’s why a diet rich in green leaves and vegetables, which have an anti-inflammatory action in the body, should be accompanied by around two liters of water ingested daily.

Our advice is the 8×8 rule, to drink eight glasses of water every day.  The final result? A well-hydrated body that will keep your skin looking vibrant and beautiful.

keep your skin healthy after a long summer by drinking lots of water

2) Say no to alcohol-based products

Another way to prevent the skin from losing its natural moisture is to avoid using alcohol-based products. Why? Because, alcohol removes the skin’s natural greasiness that will helps you keep it hydrated.

3) Skin Exfoliation and Hydration

After a long summer, you should opt for a combination of gentle exfoliations made with liquid exfoliating soaps for sensitive skin and moisturizing creams specific to your skin type.

Exfoliation, which should be done once a week, helps the renewal of the dermis, eliminating dead cells while aiding the absorption of moisturizing products.

It is also important to avoid washing your face with hot water to further prevent dryness and to use a powerful skin moisturizer.

When used at night, Retinol, glycolic acid or vitamin E products will help cell regeneration and reduce some of the summer effects, because:

  • Retinol increases collagen production and improves skin marks;
  • Glycolic acid exfoliates dead cells that tend to accumulate on the surface of the skin, in summer;
  • Vitamin E acts as a kind of lubricant and protects the skin cells from oxidative damage.
Preparation of skin cream with flowers and herbs

4) Stop taking hot showers

A lot of people don’t dismiss a hot shower even in summer. However, for those who want to keep their skin well-hydrated and healthy, the heat of the water will only remove the natural oiliness of the skin, making it even drier. So it is worth to take warm or cold showers, which are more comfortable for the skin at this time of year. It will also help you to retain the water that dry skin needs.

5) Don’t Cut Down on Your Resting Time

During the summer months, the days are longer, and most of us tend to stay up late. However, it is crucial to take enough time to rest, so you can maintain a healthy skin. Why? Because it is at night that cells renew themselves, rest, organize their functions, repair and rebalance the damage of the body. Another hormone produced at night is melatonin, which helps prevent skin from aging.

woman resting while taking care of skin with cucumber

6) Don't Forget to Hydrate Your Lips

If you want to protect and prevent dryness and aging of the lips, it is essential the daily use of sunscreens with moisturizer. The protector must act against UVA and UVB radiation and should ensure long-term permanence with substances, such as d-panthenol and vitamin E, which help lip hydration and prevent wrinkles around the skin of the mouth. It’s worth betting on SPF lipsticks and wearing face protection hats.

7) Your Bed Sheets Will Make the Difference

Did you know that our bedding can have a significant impact on your skin? For that reason, Marialma’s bed sheets were created to restore your skin during your sleep. What makes them so unique? Our performance fabrics! They can be the perfect complement to your skin treatment after summer. Meet the best options for people with sensitive skin:

  • Sensitive Zinc

Our Sensitive Zinc sheets are made of the best Egyptian cotton and eucalyptus tree fiber mixed with zinc oxide. Thanks to zinc’s regenerative and skin protective effects, these bed sheets are perfect for people with sensitive skin, babies, and sufferers of conditions such as eczema or atopic dermatitis.

  • Cosmetic Algae

Our Cosmetic Algae bed sheets are the result of a special blend made of Egyptian cotton and eucalyptus tree fiber mixed with seaweed. The substances found in seaweed help to activate cell regeneration, which in turn can help to relieve skin diseases, reduce inflammation, and soothe itchiness.

So, what are you waiting for? Get your performance bed sheets now!

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